7th Grade Words for Grass Valley, CA, USA

Words for 7th Grade students of Grass Valley School District.
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 7th Grade Words for Grass Valley School District
abound
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v. be full of; be plentiful
absence
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n. state of being absent; state of being away
absolutely
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ad. completely or definitely; used as a strong way of saying 'yes'
abundant
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a. plentiful; possessing riches or resources
accept
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v. agree to take something
accommodate
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v. do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable
accumulate
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v. pile up; collect; mount up; increase
accurate
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a. capable of providing a correct reading or measurement
achieve
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v. gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
achievement
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n. feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
acquaintance
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n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
acquire
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v. gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
address
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n. number of the house, name of the road and town where a person lives or works
adjustable
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
admit
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v. permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to
admittance
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n. the right to enter
adolescent
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n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
advantage
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n. benefit resulting from some event or action
advantageous
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a. giving an advantage
advice
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n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action
advise
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v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
against
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prep. in or into physical contact with something
already
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ad. now; so soon; so early
amendment
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n. correction; revision
amiable
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a. good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amusement
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n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
amusing
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a. arousing or provoking laughter
annex
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v. append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
anniversary
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a. annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
apparent
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a. capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
applied
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v. be pertinent or relevant or applicable
appreciate
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v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
arch
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n. any part of a curved line
artificial
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a. made by humans; produced rather than natural.
assignment
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n. task given to students; job or appointment
assume
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v. suppose to be the case, without proof
athlete
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n. sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
attendance
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n. act of being present
attention
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n. act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
attractive
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a. very pleasing in appearance or sound; inviting or tempting
authority
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n. jurisdiction; power to enforce laws
awkward
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a. difficult to handle or manage
bachelor
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n. the first or lowest academic degree from colleges
badge
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n. distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person
baggage
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n. trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage
bankruptcy
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n. state of being unable to pay your debts
beautiful
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a. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying
because
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conj. for reason that;
beginning
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n. the first part or section of something
belief
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n. feeling of being certain that something exists or is true
believable
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a. capable of being believed
belittle
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v. disparage or depreciate; put down
bench
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n. the reserve players on a team
beneficial
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a. helpful; tending to promote physical well-being
between
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ad. in between
bias
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n. preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
bicycle
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n. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
biscuit
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n. a small, flat cake that is dry and usually sweet; cookie
bizarre
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a. fantastic; very strange and unusuall in style or appearance
bliss
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n. a state of extreme happiness
boulevard
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n. a wide street in city, usually with trees on each side or along the centre
bound
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v. walk or run with leaping strides
bouquet
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n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
breath
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n. air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
bulletin
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n. brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement
bureau
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n. an administrative unit of government
business
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n. an occupation, profession, or trade
calendar
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n. a table showing months, weeks, and days
campaign
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n. battle; a series of actions advancing a principle
cancel
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v. revoke; call off; omit or delete
candid
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a. straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
capable
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a. having the ability required for a specific task
catalog
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n. a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order
category
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n. group, class, or collection of things sharing a common attribute
catsup
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n. ketchup; thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
caught
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v. (past tense) be in time for; trap after chasing or hunting
cease
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v. stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
ceaseless
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a. incessant; endless; without stop or pause; constant.
celery
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n. widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
cemetery
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n. place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; graveyard
cereal
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n. grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food.
chairman
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n. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
challenge
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v. assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
changeable
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a. capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
chaperone
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n. one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
characteristic
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n. feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait
chocolate
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n. a food made from roasted and ground cacao seeds
chrysanthemum
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n. the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
civilize
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v. educate a society so that its culture becomes more developed
collision
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n. crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
colonel
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n. a commissioned military officer
column
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n. a tall solid upright stone post
committee
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n. special group delegated to consider some matter
compassion
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n. sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
competent
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a. capable; adept
complex
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a. complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
compose
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v. write or create by putting together parts or elements
compound
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a. composed of two or more parts
compressor
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n. device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas; anything which serves to compress
conductor
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n. a device designed to transmit electricity, heat; person who collects fares on a public conveyance
confidant
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n. someone to whom private matters are confided
confident
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a. assured; having or marked by assurance
congratulations
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n. an expression of approval and commendation
consent
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v. agree in opinion or sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; concur; allow
consequently
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ad. therefore; as a result or consequence of something; subsequently
consumer
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n. people who buy goods or services
content
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n. volume; something contained; material, including text and images
contract
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v. constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
control
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n. the power to influence or direct people's behavior
controversial
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a. giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement; disputable
controversy
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n. a lot of disagreement or argument about something
convict
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v. find or declare guilty
cope
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n. a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
cordially
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ad. in a hearty manner; in a warm and friendly way
courage
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n. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain
courtesy
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n. polite behavior; act of civility or respect
cousin
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n. the child of your aunt or uncle
cringe
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v. shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility
critic
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n. anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
criticism
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n. expression of disapproval of someone or something
criticize
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v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
crypt
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n. a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber, especially beneath a church
culminate
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v. reach the highest or most decisive point; rise to summit
culprit
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n. someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
damage
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n. any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
daughter
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n. a female human offspring
deceive
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v. cause to believe what is not true; mislead
deficiency
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n. scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
delayed
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v. cause to be slowed down or delayed
delicious
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a. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste; greatly pleasing or entertaining
delightful
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a. greatly pleasing or entertaining
deliver
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v. set free from restraint; set at liberty; release; give or transfer
democracy
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n. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
denounce
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v. condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
deny
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v. disagree with; refuse; declare untrue
depression
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n. recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
design
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n. a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function
desirous
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n. feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous
desperate
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a. having lost all hope; very serious or bad
determined
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a. determined or decided upon as by an authority
developed
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v. (past tense) grow into a more mature or advanced state
dictionary
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n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information
digest
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v. break down; make more concise; convert food into absorbable substances
discipline
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n. training that makes people more willing to obey or more able to control themselves
discouraged
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v. admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
discuss
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v. to consider or examine in speech or writing
dispersal
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n. the act of dispersing or diffusing something
dispose
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v. get rid of; settle or decide a matter; place or set in a particular order; arrange
distance
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n. an amount of space between two things or people
division
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n. dividing one number by another
domesticate
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v. cultivate; make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
doubt
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n. not being certain about something, especially about how good or true it is
dreadful
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a. very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
drummer
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n. someone who plays a drum
duplicate
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n. one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original; identical copy; facsimile
either
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a. one or the other of two
electrical
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a. pertaining to electricity; electric
elementary
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a. easily dealt with; straightforward and fundamental
embarrass
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v. cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable
emphasize
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v. stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
employ
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v. engage the services of; put to work; apply
enchant
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v. charm by sorcery; get control of by magical words and rites
encircle
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v. form a circle about; enclose within a circle or ring; surround
encounter
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v. confront or meet, especially unexpectedly
encyclopedia
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n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
endurance
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n. perseverance; state or fact of persevering; continuing existence
enough
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ad. as much as necessary
entitled
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a. eligible; qualified; qualified for by right according to law
envelope
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n. a flat, usually rectangular, container for a letter or thin package
envious
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a. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
environment
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n. surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
envy
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n. malice; ill will; discontent or uneasiness at another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with hatred
equal
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a. being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value
equip
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v. supply with necessities such as tools or provisions; furnish with the qualities necessary for performance
equipped
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v. provide with abilities or understanding
erosion
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n. corrosion; a gradual decline of something
eruption
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n. outbreak; sudden, often violent outburst
especially
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ad. used to single out one thing over all others
ethics
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n. morals; study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.
ethnic
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a. relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage
every
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a. each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
evident
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a. easily seen or understood; obvious; apparent; clear
excellent
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a. extremely good; of great worth; eminent
exchange
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n. substitute; trade in; give in return for something received
exhibit
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v. show something publicly, make visible or apparent
expensive
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a. high in price or charging high prices; costing a lot of money
extinct
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a. no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
extortion
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n. extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
fabricate
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v. build; put together out of components or parts
failure
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n. an unexpected omission
familiar
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a. well known or easily recognized
famine
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n. shortage of food; starvation
farewell
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n. acknowledgment at parting; goodbye; act of departing or taking leave
fascinating
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a. capable of arousing and holding the attention
fashion
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n. style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model
fault
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n. a crack in the earth; defect, flaw, a wrong action
faultless
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a. without fault or error
favorite
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a. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
fertile
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a. rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive
fiasco
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n. complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
flagrant
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a. obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
flamboyant
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a. elaborately or excessively ornamented
flashlight
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n. small portable battery-powered electric lamp
flavoring
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n. something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
fond
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a. having or displaying warmth or affection
foreign
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a. belonging or connected to a country that is not your own
forfeit
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v. lose or be deprived of property or a right or privilege as a penalty for wrongdoing
fortune
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n. arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck
fossilize
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v. convert to a fossil
frayed
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v. cause friction
frequently
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ad. many times at short intervals
friendly
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n. match which is not part of a competition, and is played for entertainment or practice
friendship
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n. a situation in which two people are friends
frightful
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a. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
fundamental
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a. relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential
funeral
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n. ceremony held in connection with burial; end of existence
gauge
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n. measuring instrument; measure or judge
generate
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v. bring into being; give rise to; produce
genuine
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a. authentic; sincerely and honestly felt or experienced; real or true
gesture
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n. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
ghetto
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n. a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group
ghostly
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a. resembling or characteristic of a phantom
glamorous
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a. attractive; charming
glaze
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n. thin smooth shiny coating; glassy film, as one over the eyes
government
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n. the governing body of a nation, state, or community
gradual
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a. proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive
grammar
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n. the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
grave
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n. place for the burial; death or extinction
grazing
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n. the act of brushing against while passing
grievance
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n. a complaint or a strong feeling caused by unfair treatment
guarantee
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n. a promise that something will be done, will happen, or is true
habitat
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n. type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives
harass
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v. annoy or trouble someone repeatedly; torment persistently
haven
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n. refuge; shelter; harbor or anchorage; port
havoc
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n. wide and general destruction; devastation; waste
heavily
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ad. in a way that needs a lot of effort to move or lift
hesitate
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v. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
honestly
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ad. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
horrify
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v. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
humid
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a. containing a high amount of water or water vapor
humility
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n. quality or condition of being humble; low estimate of one's self; self-abasement
hygiene
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n. conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease; sanitation
hygienic
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a. tending to promote or preserve health
ideal
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a. existing in idea or thought; conception; intellectual; mental; imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless
ignorant
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a. lacking education or knowledge; unaware
illegal
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a. prohibited by law, by official, or by accepted rules
illustration
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n. picture; drawing; showing by example
imaginary
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a. having existence only in the imagination; fanciful; visionary
imitative
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a. marked by or given to imitation
immediately
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ad. proximately; directly; without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once
import
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v. bring in from another country
impressive
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a. making a strong or vivid impression; producing a strong effect
inanimate
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a. lifeless; not animated or energetic; dull
inconvenient
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a. not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs
incredible
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a. unbelievable; beyond belief or understanding
independent
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a. not dependent; free; not subject to control by others
individual
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n. single person or thing; human regarded as a unique personality
infamous
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a. notoriously bad; having exceedingly bad reputation
informant
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n. someone who sees an event and reports what happened
inhabit
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v. live in; occupy; reside in
innocence
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n. the quality of naivete; the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
inquire
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v. ask a question; seek for truth or information by putting queries
insane
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a. exhibiting disordered of mind; deranged in mind; very foolish
inspect
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v. look over; examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws
inspection
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n. formal or official examination
insure
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v. make sure or secure, specifically against loss by a contingent event; give or take insurance on
intelligent
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a. ingenious or wise; mentally acute
interfere
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v. disrupt; hinder; be or create a hindrance or obstacle
invasion
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n. raid or attack, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer
irate
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a. feeling or showing extreme anger; enraged
itinerant
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a. wandering; traveling place to place, especially to perform work or duty
itself
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pron. a reflexive form of it
jealousy
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n. a feeling of unhappiness and anger because someone has something that you want; envy
judge
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n. a public official authorized to decide questions brought to a court
justice
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n. quality of being just; fairness in the way people are dealt with; uprightness
kettle
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n. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
knitting
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n. creating knitted wear
lampoon
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v. ridicule; subject to abusive ridicule expressed in work of art
landmark
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n. the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
language
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n. a body of words
laughter
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n. the act or sound of laughing
legion
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n. a body of foot soldiers; military force; military bands; a great number
leisure
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n. the time when someone are free from work or other duties and can relax
libel
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n. defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character
lightning
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n. the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere
liquid
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n. fluid; juice; substance in fluid state
liquidation
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n. the act of exterminating
longevity
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n. long life; great duration of life; long duration or continuance, as in an occupation
lubricate
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v. make smooth or slippery
magic
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n. any art that invokes supernatural powers
malice
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n. enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another
malicious
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a. deliberately harmful; proceeding from extreme hatred
manage
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v. come to terms with
management
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n. the act of managing something
marvel
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n. wonder; strong surprise; astonishment
measure
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v. estimate the relative amount by comparison with some standard
memory
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n. faculty of mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events
mercy
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n. compassionate treatment of unfortunate and helpless; willingness to spare or to help; disposition to be kind
merrily
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ad. in a joyous manner
message
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v. send a message to
mileage
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n. distance measured in miles
minute
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n. the 1/60 of an hour; sixty seconds
miscellaneous
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a. mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous
misplace
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v. place something where one cannot find it again
moisture
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n. wetness caused by water
mortgage
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n. transferring property title as security for the repayment of a loan
motivate
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v. stimulate; provide with an incentive; move to action
movement
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n. a particular act of changing position or place
multiple
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a. having or involving several parts, elements, or members
musical
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a. containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
mystery
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n. something strange or not known that has not yet been explained or understood
natural
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a. of or being what exists or happens ordinarily in the world
neglect
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v. disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to
negotiate
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v. discuss the terms of an arrangement
neighbor
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n. a nearby object of the same kind, a person living near or next door
nervous
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a. worried and anxious
nuisance
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n. something that annoys or gives trouble and vexation; something that is offensive or noxious
nurture
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v. nourish; help grow or develop; foster
obedient
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a. subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command
obituary
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n. death notice; list of dead
obligation
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n. act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie; written promise to repay a debt
oblige
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v. force; bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; do a service or favor for
observe
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v. see and notice; look at with attention
obstacle
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n. one that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
obviously
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ad. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
occasion
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n. a particular time, especially when something happens or has happened
optimistic
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a. hopeful; positive; expecting the best in all possible ways
ordinarily
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ad. under normal conditions
ordinary
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a. not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; lacking special distinction, rank, or status
origin
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n. the first existence or beginning of anything
original
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a. not second hand; not copied or translated from something else
outstanding
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a. distinguished from others in excellence
overt
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a. open to view; not secret or hidden
pamphlet
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n. brochure; leaflet; a small book usually having a paper cover
panicky
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a. thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
parallel
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a. side by side and having the same distance continuously between them
pardon
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v. accept an excuse for
parse
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v. analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to a sentence
partial
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a. incomplete; fragmentary; favoring one person or side over another or others
patient
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n. a person who requires medical care
percent
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n. out of each hundred; per hundred; one part in a hundred
perfectly
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ad. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
permanent
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a. lasting for a long time or for ever; remaining without change
permit
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v. consent to; give permission
persuade
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v. advise; counsel; urge the acceptance or practice of; convince
pertinent
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a. having precise or logical relevance; pertaining or relating
peruse
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v. read or examine, typically with great care
phantom
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n. something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; ghost or apparition; sprite
pheasant
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n. large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
phrase
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n. a group of words without a finite verb, especially used to form part of a sentence
physical
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a. relating to the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
pierce
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v. penetrate; make a hole into
pledge
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n. promise solemnly and formally; binding commitment to do something
plight
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n. condition or state, especially a bad state or condition
poison
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n. a substance that can make people or animals ill or kill them if they eat or drink it
political
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a. of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
popular
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a. of common people; suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended
possess
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v. occupy in person; hold or actually have in one's own keeping; have the legal title to
possible
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a. able to be done
potent
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a. powerful; having power to influence or convince; having great control or authority
preacher
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n. a person who delivers a sermon publicly
pressure
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n. stress; tension; condition of being pressed
print
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v. produce text or picture by applying inked types, plates, blocks
privilege
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n. special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all; right reserved exclusively
produce
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v. make or manufacture, create, bring forth
profit
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n. advantageous gain or return; income received from investments or property
propose
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v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
prospect
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n. possibility of future success; belief about future
psychology
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n. science that deals with mental processes and behavior
pulp
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n. fruit flesh; any soft or soggy mass
puny
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a. insignificant; tiny; weak; of inferior size, strength
purchase
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v. buy something; acquire something by paying for it
purpose
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n. something set up as an object or end to be attained
questionnaire
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n. form containing a set of questions, submitted to people to gain statistical information
quotation
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n. passage or expression that is quoted or cited; practice of quoting from books
quote
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v. name the price of; state a price for securities, goods, or services
rampage
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n. violent or riotous behavior; state of excitement, passion, or debauchery
realm
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n. kingdom; domain ruled by a king or queen
rebel
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v. revolt; resist or defy an authority; break with established customs
recant
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v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song
receipt
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n. something proving that money, goods, or information have been received
receive
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v. get or be given something; accept as true or valid
recognize
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v. perceive the identity of; admit with a formal acknowledgment
regret
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v. feel sad about the loss or absence of
regularly
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ad. having a regular form
remote
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n. a device, used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
renewal
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n. act of renewing; filling again by supplying what has been used up
replenish
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v. fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to
reprimand
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v. reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way; rebuke formally; censure severely or angrily
require
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v. insist upon having; request and expect
resigned
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a. accepting one's fate; unresisting; patiently submissive; showing hopelessness
restaurant
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n. a place where meals are prepared and served to customers
revert
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v. return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief; backslide; turn back to
rhyme
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n. a word that has the same last sound as another word
rhythm
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n. a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound
ridge
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n. long, narrow upper section or crest; chain of hills or mountains
ridiculous
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a. completely lacking of wisdom or good sense
ritual
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n. procedure for religious ceremonies; any customary practice
roster
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n. list, especially of names
rotten
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a. damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
rough
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a. not perfected; having or caused by an irregular surface
rubbish
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n. worthless material that is to be disposed of
ruined
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n. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
rustic
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a. typical of country life or country people; awkwardly simple and provincial; lacking refinement or elegance
salvation
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n. act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity
sandwich
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n. two or more slices of bread with a filling between them
sanitary
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a. relating to health or the protection of health
satisfied
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v. make happy or satisfied
saturate
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v. soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
scarcity
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n. a small and inadequate amount
scenery
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n. landscape; view; view or views of natural features, especially in open country
schedule
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n. plan for an activity or event; arrange
scheme
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n. elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object
schism
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n. separation or division into factions; formal division or split within religious body
secretary
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n. a person who is the head of an administrative department of government
sedate
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a. composed, and dignified in character or manner
seize
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v. take hold of; take or capture by force
select
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a. taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence
serial
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n. a story appearing in regular installments on tv, magazine, or newspaper
service
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n. act of dealing with customers in a shop, restaurant, etc.
severe
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a. serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful
sheriff
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n. chief officer of a shire or county, to be entrusted the execution of the laws
shipment
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n. sending of cargo; act of sending off something
shutters
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v. close with shutters
siege
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n. seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army
similar
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a. like or alike; of the same kind
simile
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n. comparison of one thing with another, in English generally using like or as
simply
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ad. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
singular
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a. unique; extraordinary; being only one
sinister
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a. suggesting or threatening evil; accompanied by or leading to disaster
skeptical
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a. marked by or given to doubt; questioning
slavery
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n. the practice of owning slaves
slumber
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n. sleep; state of inactivity or dormancy
smudge
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v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
sophomore
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n. a student studying in the second year at a US college or high school
souvenir
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n. token of remembrance; something you buy or keep to help remember a holiday or special event
spacious
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a. wide, generous, or large in area or extent; sizable
speaker
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n. electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
spite
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n. ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart
splurge
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v. indulge oneself
spotless
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a. completely neat and clean
spotty
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a. having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
starch
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n. naturally abundant nutrient carbohydrate, found chiefly in the seeds, fruits
static
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a. having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary
statistics
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n. a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data
stranger
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n. an individual that one is not acquainted with
stunned
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v. make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
suffrage
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n. vote given in the choice of a man for an office or trust; formal expression of an opinion; testimony; attestation; witness; approval
sunny
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a. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
superintendent
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n. a person who is in charge of work done in a particular department or office
supervisor
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n. director; overseer; one who is in charge of a particular unit, as in government or school system
supplier
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n. someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
supply
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v. make something available to someone; provide
support
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v. bear all or part of the weight of; hold up
susceptible
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a. easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease
suspicious
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a. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide; questionable
swift
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a. quick; moving or capable of moving with great speed
swimmer
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n. a person who travels through the water by swimming
sympathy
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n. compassion; pity; feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune
tainted
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n. the state of being contaminated
tender
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a. given to sympathy or gentleness; easily hurt; sensitive; young and vulnerable
terrify
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v. frighten; fill with terror
therapy
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n. healing power or quality; treatment of illness
thorough
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a. complete with regard to every detail; not superficial and not partial
throughout
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ad. in every part; in or through all parts; during the entire time or extent
timber
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n. wood; lumber; trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood
tolerate
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v. endure; withstand; allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit
tongue
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n. organ situated in floor of mouth
toothache
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n. an ache localized in or around a tooth
tragedy
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n. event resulting in great loss and misfortune; disaster
traitor
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n. one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country
treatment
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n. handling; something intended to relieve illness or injury
treaty
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n. act of treating for the adjustment of differences; negotiation
trend
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n. popular taste; general direction in which something tends to move
truly
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ad. with sincerity; without pretense
undernourished
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v. provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment
understood
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v. (past tense) perceive the intended meaning
unexpected
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a. not expected or anticipated
unfriendly
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a. not friendly
unheard
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a. not necessarily inaudible but not heard
uniform
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n. a particular set of clothes for a particular group, like police
unpopular
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a. regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval
unsanitary
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a. not sanitary or healthful
vaccinate
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v. perform or produce immunity
valuable
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a. worth a great deal of money, especially for use or exchange
various
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a. different from one another; of different kinds or sorts
vehicle
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n. automobile; a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, to transport people or goods on land
victory
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n. successful ending of struggle or contest; defeat of an enemy or opponent
vigorously
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ad. with vigor; in a vigorous manner
visible
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a. being in public eye; obvious to the eye
visual
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a. seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible; optical
voyage
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n. long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea; aviation
wealth
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n. the quality of profuse abundance
weary
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a. tired; exhausted; physically or mentally fatigued
wedge
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n. a piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks
weekend
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n. a time period extending from Friday night through Sunday
weird
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a. queer; of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange
wheeze
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n. breathing with a husky or whistling sound
wilderness
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n. a tract of land or region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; wild or desert
worm
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n. screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
wreck
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n. destruction; destroy; smash or break forcefully
yield
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v. produce something positive such as a profit; give forth a natural product
youth
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n. the time of life between childhood and maturity
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